Air freight traffic disappoints in December first look

The disappointing November results revealed in last month’s first look were apparently a preview for an overall diminished peak season for air freight, as volumes and traffic declined across all regions. Many of the same culprits behind November’s year-over-year decline – notably an increasingly uncertain global trade environment, faltering economic performance across multiple economies, and […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 15, 2019

Cargo traffic bounces back in August first look

August results are in from some of the world’s big carriers, handlers, and airports, and after lackluster June and mixed July results, cargo growth looks to have rebounded during, particularly out of Asia. However, while more of the major carriers reported year-over-year growth during August compared to the past couple of months, growth rates are […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 18, 2018

July traffic first look suggests stronger air cargo performance

Last month, when many of the world’s major airports and carriers released June performance metrics, the air freight industry seemed poised to begin feeling impacts from the ongoing trade war between the United States and China. Now that July results from carriers, handlers, and airports are beginning to come in, the outlook is slightly more […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 17, 2018

E-commerce & express drive airport cargo growth

In Europe, the gulf between express and general cargo continues to widen. Cargo volume growth at Europe’s major cargo airports was less than stellar in the first quarter of 2018, with March being particularly weak. To some extent, this reflects the lackluster performance of the major cargo airlines with hubs at these airports: Lufthansa reported […]
  • David Harris
  • April 23, 2018

5 carrier partnerships to watch in 2018

Although carrier-to-carrier cooperation is as fresh a concept as electronic waybills, 2017 has been a year during which carriers further aligned themselves into increasingly cooperative alliances. For their potential impact on the global freighter fleet, here are 5 alliances to watch in 2018. 1) Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux Airlines At the Air Cargo Europe event […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 8, 2017

Recent Freighter Aircraft Transactions

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is available to […]
  • David Harris
  • November 17, 2017

New strategy delivers 3Q dividends for Lufthansa Cargo

The Lufthansa Group reported revenues from its Logistics business segment up 17.4% y-o-y in 3Q17, to €594 million, on higher cargo traffic and a more favorable pricing environment. EBIT in 3Q17 was €21 million, up from a loss of €17 million in the same quarter of 2016, in part from the success of a cost-cutting […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 25, 2017

Cargo shines in Cathay’s dark first half

The Cathay Pacific Group reported a net loss of US$262 million in the first half of 2017, down from a profit of $45 million in 1H16, as the carrier’s passenger business struggled in the face of increasing competition from airlines based in mainland China. On the cargo side, however, there was nothing but good news. […]
  • David Harris
  • August 18, 2017
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